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The Devils Sleep 1949


Published May 18, 1949


IMDB: The head of an illegal drug ring uses a women's health spa as a front for his sleeping pill racket.


Producer Screen Art Pictures Corp.
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: bobsluckycat - - June 27, 2013
Subject: The Previous Review Is Not All We Need To Know
Granted this is a perfectly awful mish-mash that could only have been by made by the group at Weiss Global. Some current names in the news, a hokey plot, some music, some crazyiness. It's totallity a relic
It was the first writing credit for a young 24 year old ex-marine named Arnold Rothman, a rubber-faced crazy comedian, writer, director, producer and executive who after this did a few films as an actor and writer in the 50's both in films and on television a lot with and for Martin and Lewis.
Television was where he became a famous hit maker. A partial list of his hit series include "The Real McOys" 1961-62, "Bewitched" 1964-65 "That Girl" 1967-1969, the brainey mis-fire "My World And Welcome To It" 1969-70 and his most famous program from 1974-82 "Barney Miller" and it's short-lived spin-off "Fish.", among others.
There are a million Danny Arnold stories in Hollywood and he truly is not only a legend, but a true genius in every since of the world. This was his first effort. Who knew what would follow?
For extreme buffs only. They'll get this.
Reviewer: picfixer - - May 18, 2013
Subject: Colossally, Stunningly, Stupendously Bad!
That Timothy Farrell ("Glen or Glenda," "Dance Hall Racket," etc) has a leading role tells us all we need to know. Words cannot describe this screwy exploitation flick. You'll have to experience the catastrophe for yourself. A real find for atrocious movie lovers. Three stars for the jaw-dropping awfulness of it all.
CAST TRIVIA: Timothy Farrell's character name (Umberto Scalli) is the same in three feature films: "The Devil's Sleep," "Racket Girls" and "Dance Hall Racket." I would love to know the backstory behind this one!
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